playa vik is an intimate, luxury oceanfront hotel in jose ignacio, a hamptons/malibu-like beach town in uruguay. the hotel is decorated with very cool art, is wonderfully comfortable, and has a very cool vibe.
while we had a couple of days of less-than-perfect weather, the hotel measured up in almost every way, and when we encountered anything that was less than perfect, the general and operations managers, concierges, and all the staff worked very hard to make it better. and in every case they succeeded! thank you sabrina, david, delfina, camila, franco, pamela, patricia, marcos, and mauricio (sorry if i keft simeone out) - your responsiveness was extraordinary, when one of our rooms had an air conditioning problem at midnight, franco arranged for overnight accommodations at the neighboring property, bahia vik. technicians came out first thing the next morning (a sunday!) and checked out absolutely everything that could be wrong, could go wrong, and had gone wrong, until everyone was certain the cooling system worked properly. and even though the hotel had not planned to serve dinner on new years eve, they opened their kitchen in response to our request to “eat in” that night. not many hotels would do that. jose ignacio has wonderful restaurants and interesting shops. off the beaten path and lots of fun,